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That’s… odd

Written By: - Date published: 12:29 pm, June 25th, 2010 - 14 comments
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I was looking through the physical versions of this weeks’ newspapers for something yesterday. I don’t normally do that and I saw some bloody odd stuff.

In the Dom on Tuesday, they said the PM had asked his staff if he could stay in South Africa to watch the Paraguay match. His staff said no.

Wait… the PM wanted to take another week off kicking around South Africa so he could watch a football game? Wait… the PM asks his staff for permission?

In the same Dom, they interviewed Paula Bennett for that ‘University of Life’ section. Asked ‘academic prizes won’ she answers “Third equal in a school synchronised swimming competition. Such proud memories”.

Wait, does Bennett know what academic means?

Btw, my proudest sporting achievement was top of the class in Year 12 Maths.

In Monday’s Herald, there was a piece about school children numbers: “A Ministry of Education spokesman said the growing number of secondary school students and decreasing number of primary pupils appeared to relate to population statistics.”

Wait, are you saying there seem to be changing numbers school children because there are changing numbers children of school age? Those damn population statistics, always making more children.

14 comments on “That’s… odd ”

  1. Pete 1

    “my proudest sporting achievement was top of the class in Year 12 Maths.”

    Ah, the Mathletes – reminds me of Freaks and Geeks.

  2. Gosman 2

    Ummmmm…. perhaps Bennett’s answer was a little tongue in cheek.

    If you want to be pedant it is your choice but it just looks petty to others.

    • uke 2.1

      Yeah – it was fully a joke. Can’t imagine she ever did synchronised swimming!

      Kind of a way to highlight her non-swotty, Westie credentials.

    • ghostwhowalksnz 2.2

      Is that ‘petty’, like releasing the names of people recieveing benefits ? or is that ‘petty and vindictive’

    • Bright Red 2.3

      I don’t see how Marty’s being petty. He’s just having a laugh at an odd answer bennett gave.

      The problem with writing straight irony is there’s no way to discern if bennett is having a laugh.

      she’s never shown the tendency to take the piss out of herself in the past, quite the opposite, so why assume she is now?

  3. just saying 3

    Thanks for the lol:)

  4. WOOF 4

    I wonder if she did doggie paddle!

  5. ghostwhowalksnz 5

    Goff of course left home at 16 ( his parents didnt want him to continue his education) and worked to save money for his university studies- no helping hand from Winz and then got a 1st Class honours degree.

    • WOOF 5.1

      Left his own pack!

    • Jum 5.2

      Which gives you some idea of how far off base NZ voters are at present that they would prefer a money trader that made millions from playing with other people’s money to a man who made his way honourably and wants all New Zealanders to earn good money.

      Hope that’s changed by 2010 local government elections, not to mention the 2011 general election.

  6. WOOF 6

    He was working like a dog!

  7. WOOF 7

    Comment displaced, I was talking about that dawg Goff 🙂

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